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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicTelevisionDrama · 1 decade ago

what is a jane/john doe?

as a csi fan, i hear it a lot..but..i'm obviously not so huge a fan to know what they mean when they refer to a john or jane doe?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    jane/john doe means someone who's identitty is unknown :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    A Jane or a John Doe, is a body they have not yet identified.

    John Doe

    –noun 1. an anonymous, average man.

    2. a fictitious name used in legal proceedings for a male party whose true name is not known. Compare Jane Doe, Richard Roe.

    3. of or for an unknown person; using the name John Doe to stand for an unknown person: The judge issued a John Doe warrant so the police could arrest the culprit when they identified him.

    4. an unidentified man: The police were looking for a John Doe.

    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

    Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When csi use the term John/Jane doe, it mean a person that they don't know the identity of. Forensics my say it is a female, between 25 to 30, and if their are any medical descriptions or art on the body, but other then that they don't know who it is.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A Jane Doe is a woman with an unknown identity... and a John Doe is a man with an unknown identity...

    Grissom uses those terms when a dead body arrives and he has no idea of the name of that person

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jane or John doe is a name given to unidentified people at a crime scene. When the investigators don't know the victims name they call them jane or john doe. Its like a generic name.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A name they came up with to call someone whose identity is unknown. John for a man and Jane for a woman.

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  • 1 decade ago

    John or Jane Doe is a name given to corpse that have not been identified.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Meaning someone who's identity is unknown. they call males johns and females janes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    An unknown person.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Unidentified person.

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